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May
11

dinner hosts (video added)

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House

Guest List: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Rt. Honorable David Cameron, Mrs. Samantha Cameron, Viscountess Astor, Admiral James Stavridis, Lady Ashton of Upholland, Mr. Tom Hanks, Mr. Tim Collins, Mr. David Beckham, Mrs. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mr. Colin Firth, Mrs. Marjorie Susman, Mr. Chris Dercon, Mrs. Ffion Hague, Mr. Joshua Berger, Ms. J.K. Rowling

. President Obama watches as Queen Elizabeth signs a guest book after a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House


119 Responses to “dinner hosts (video added)”


  1. May 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wow. Check out our First Lady!

  2. 3 Charmed
    May 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    They having another dinner…I must have missed this..

  3. 4 Debz
    May 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Wow our First Lady is really looking great! Of course the President always looks good.

    • 5 Theo67
      May 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      I think I like this look on President Obama better than last night. The First Lady looks seriously chic – almost the opposite of her angelic look last night. Great choices on both counts! They must be thrilled to be through all the tough stuff, and I hope they can just relax and enjoy the evening. They’ve done really well!

  4. 6 Tulips
    May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    flotus better go on with her bad self.

  5. 8 Dakota
    May 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    OMG! The FLOTUS working it again! Wowza!!! POTUS is looking good also!

  6. 10 Fred
    May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    oh my goodness gracious! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • 11 UT Austin Liberal
      May 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      My sentiments exactly Fred. My jaw DROPPED when I saw her come out. MSNBC showed a little bit of video and guys if you think her dress looks stunning on camera.. wait until the indomitable Chipsticks obtains the video. When I saw her I went into shock.. then I started yelling and screaming words like omg omg OMG!!!!!!! she’s freaking fantastic, gorgeous, marvellous, stunning, glorious, magnificent, lustrous, beauty and grace personified. So far on this trip she has knocked the fashion ball out of the court. This dress and last night’s state dinner dress and the red Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the Chinese State Dinner.. are iconic and people will be talking about them for decades to come as they talk about Jackie O.

      By the way POTUS looks pretty dapper and HANDSOME too. He surely does hold his own next to FLOTUS and that is a mighty feat.

      • 12 sherijr
        May 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        I see you found your adjectives UT 🙂 🙂 I concur 1000000%.

        • 13 Titti
          May 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

          UT you said it and covered it all, oh you forgot my fave… divine.

        • 14 UT Austin Liberal
          May 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

          Hahaha sherijr. After I recovered from my mini shock. I was filled with the gift of prose 😉 I’ve heard from people in the media, people who have visited the White House and people who have attended town hall meetings that Michelle Obama is even more breathtaking in person. If she looks so gorgeous in these pictures.. imagine when she stepped out in her dress and POTUS and everyone saw her?….. Holy shipoopi and YOWZA! 😀

          • 15 sherijr
            May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

            I suspect Mr. President gets pretty impressed by his beautiful wife quite frequently, there is no doubt that he is head over heels for her.. and she for him. Which makes them all the more loveable, doesn’t it.

      • 16 Obama Proud
        May 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

        UT, one more if I may . . .

        LUMINOUS.

        Flotus is so glowing.

    • 17 VC prezOfan2
      May 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Say it again, Fred. I totally l.o.v.e. the way Mrs President looks in this dress! I am the MOST fashion unaware female around, but the look of Mrs. O in this ‘little black number’ knocks yesterday’s white aside IMO. ‘You go, Girl!’ Just eye, and heart, warmingly b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.!

      It’s such a wonderful time to be alive politically. 😆 😆 😆

  7. 18 dotster
    May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Is there a live feed, a la the queen’s state din?

  8. 19 Debz
    May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the closeup. We need closer, to look at the jewelry.

  9. 20 MeaBloom
    May 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    She has done it again. Simply BEAUTIFUL. This woman is amazing. They both look really good. I am sooooo proud of them and even prouder to call them President and First Lady of the United States. They are truly amazing. I wish I could have seen it LIVE.

    Obama2012&I’mIn

  10. 21 sherijr
    May 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Oy my word- she is stunning. Gorgeous gown, hair – woohoo on the necklace 🙂 As always- a gracious beautiful soul our First Lady. Our President being host tonight, good, I think he’ll enjoy relaxing folks, thanking them. What a week they’ve had and it’s only Wednesday.. I’m exhausted 😉

  11. 22 Nellcote
    May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Is the queen sleeveless? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her arms before LOL.

    I like to think that the Queen and Michelle, in their jammies, slipped down to the kitchen for some midnight cookies and cocoa and girltalk. 🙂

  12. 23 P
    May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Wow she looks beautiful!! This lady has been on point!! The Queen looks so tiny standing next to them lol. Live coverage plz anyone? BBC doesn’t seem to be showing it 😦

  13. 24 dotster
    May 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Love this black dress, the style, the way it fits, very classy. And the President always looks like an ad in GQ, like a star. Beautiful couple.

  14. 25 Debz
    May 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    That dress is amazing! What a wonderful First Couple we have.

  15. 26 Tulips
    May 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    The more i see her the more I stay true to my exercise.

  16. 28 Me4obama
    May 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Speechless.

  17. 29 Debz
    May 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you, Chipsticks for the closeup of the necklace. WOW

  18. 30 Naijas
    May 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    It is amazing to see the reciprocally warm relationship between the Queen/Prince Phillip and POTUS/FLOTUS! When they had first met each other, a number of conservative critics scoffed at the idea that the Queen thought highly of the President and first lady. After this trip, I think we are safe in saying…How do you like them now!

    An amazing all around trip, and I am liking how the royal family is treating the Obama’s like close personal friends they invited to come hand out for a couple of days.

    Oh, it would be remiss of me to not comment on how absolutely wonderful the first lady looks in this evenings atire, WOW!

    • 31 sherijr
      May 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      I like that: “how ya like me now”. Indeed.

    • 32 Nellcote
      May 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many photos of the Queen (and even the ever dour Phillip) smiling. I’m very curious just what attracted the Queen to the Obamas. It’s obviously genuine. I don’t think any other President has been invited to stay over at Buckingham Palace. The Prez mentioned in his speech last night that the Queen let the girls go on a carriage ride on the grounds in their last visit. The Queen also planted an organic veggie garden at the Palace after their last visit. They just seemed to have connected on a human level.

      • 33 Naijas
        May 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        Nellcote,

        Great point! How much have we seen the Queen and Prince Phillip with the Obama’s in the past two days! I may have missed it with past Presidents, but I don’t think I have ever seen the Queen interact so personally and so often with a U.S President and First Lady before!

      • 34 pinkbunny
        May 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        I read that the Queen and Michelle Obama correspond from time to time.

  19. 35 lisalovesobama
    May 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Seriously? Seriously Michelle? Really? My God woman, you are unbelievable!! Every time I think it can’t possibly get any better, you decide to do this. Michelle……… there are no words.

    • 36 UT Austin Liberal
      May 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Exactly. And the fact that POTUS and FLOTUS are so tall and statuesque adds to their grace, charm and beauty. HUBBA HUBBA for the both of them. YOWZA! 🙂

      • 37 lisalovesobama
        May 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

        How jealous do you think Europeans are that PBO and Miche are both ours? They both look so beautiful beyond words. Ugh. If I sigh one more time, I’ll literally be out of breath.

  20. 38 sherijr
    May 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh thank you so much for the close ups Chips.. good grief she is so lovely.. and I just read that the Queen doesn’t generally attend dinner parties in her honor, is that true, anyone in the know?

    • 39 lisalovesobama
      May 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      I heard that on Sky news right after PBO’s speech. the reporter was like ” oh, the guest list is very star studded and it’s a chance for the Queen to be hosted, but she never usually goes to these things.” Then a couple hours later someone said:” and the queen and prince will be the only royalty there and they will sign the guest book.” I think the Queen likes PBO and Miche alot. Do you think the Queen addresses them as Michelle and Barack? God, I’m swooning.

      • 40 sherijr
        May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

        Ah ha, so it is true.. thats actually an interesting question, surely they must have had some alone time, I suspect they probably keep it kind of formal: Mr. President, First Lady.. etc. But who knows.. I’m sure they refer to her as Your Majesty, right? I mean what else can you call a Queen.. 😉

  21. 42 Tulips
    May 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Do anyone know the designer.

  22. May 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    AHHHHH!!!!! STUNNING!! F*ING STUNNING!!

  23. 44 Rio
    May 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    FLOTUS gets a 😐
    Boy, she’s just rubbing it in isn’t she? There are no words other than just stunning.

  24. 45 sherijr
    May 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Huh.. and to dispell another myth: on Monday one of the knuckleheads punditing on the Irish media, she of the one who said our FLOTUS is 6’3″- also mistated the jewelry our First Lady wears.. such as she only wears one piece at a time, if theres a necklace, then no bracelet, and vice/versa. Well well well media: you.are.wrong.

    I know its a small thing, but it is one more thing they get wrong with all their silly gossip and making stuff up. Our First Lady often wears jewelry.. mucho bracelets, fun necklaces, dangly earrings…large rings. She has amazing STYLE. (I make jewelry and study it – so I’m pretty aware of what folks are wearing). So there media inexperts.

  25. 46 CEB
    May 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    FLOTUS has the most beautiful skin. This is always the first thing that draws my attention regarding her physical beauty.

    The necklace is outrageous! Love it and how she looks in it. Very avant garde. She always has an unexpected twist or whimsy in her clothing and accessories. MO is redefining the role of First Lady in everything she does. I was so touched to learn that she stayed in contact with the young students that touched her so much when she visited in 2009 and that it was her suggestion that the girls have the field trip to Oxford. She is doing for them what she has done and is still doing for young people in our country. The Obamas are Real. They speak and act from a place of authenticity. We are in awe because this seldom happens with those who live public lives.

  26. 47 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I would love to know the designer of this dress. Of all the dresses Michelle has worn, this is one of the most beautiful. It is especially flattering in the mid-section — dressing that area more perfectly than any other dress I’ve ever seen her wear.

    Gorgeous!

    • 48 UT Austin Liberal
      May 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Me too PJ. The dress overall is fantastic. The shoulder/neck and midsection area shows us how flattering her figure is. I remember when she was on the View she said she has been hitting the gym twice daily – morning and night. All that hard work shows.

      I like that she wowed the British and world audience with an American Designer Tom Ford. She showed that yep we Yanks can get it right. 🙂

    • 49 VC prezOfan2
      May 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      ‘Of all the dresses Michelle has worn, this is one of the most beautiful.’

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I don’t normally comment on her attire, in fact I don’t usually pay attention to it until someone mentions something then I go back and look. This time I totally, totally noticed the dress as soon as I clicked on, and I TOTALLY love the way it fits her. Exquisite!

    • 50 pinkbunny
      May 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      apparently it’s Ralph Lauren ! 🙂

  27. 51 HZ
    May 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Chipsticks, you are the BEST. Thank you again. I was counting the hours, and here you have these most lovely and elegant photos of our President and First Lady. Oh, my goodness, I am loving my dinner tonight. Shall we join the dinner tonight. The Queen has been so beautiful to our President and First Lady. They look so beautiful. I just want them to have such a lovely evening with the Queen tonight. She made it happen. They are treating our President and First Lady they way they should be treated. Thank God for the Queen. The love. Let’s enjoy it all.

  28. 52 MeaBloom
    May 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I am in ABSOLUTE LOVE with picture #6. They look so beautiful together. I can’t stop looking at it. They are truly lovely.

    Obama2012&I’mIn

  29. 53 sherijr
    May 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Oh that 4th picture from the top where they’re both making the same face is adorable.. and makes me wonder what was said to them 🙂

    • 54 kelly
      May 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      mte, cuteness beyond.

    • 55 lisalovesobama
      May 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      I just tried to pull my face into PBO’s expression. What is that look? it literally took me 10 minutes to attempt a facimali of that expression, it did not work.

  30. 56 anniebella
    May 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Hay guys that ain’t fair. You have taken all the words I could use to express what I thought the minute I saw her. When I saw her I said WOW! Michelle you look good, I mean great, I mean WOW! WOW! WOW! Now you know Mr. President is looking fine too. They both are. I am so proud of them.

    • 57 VC prezOfan2
      May 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      😆 😆 I understand perfectly, Anniebella! That’s why sometimes when I come on I react BEFORE reading all the comments, so that I won’t ‘feel’ repetitive as I write even if it turns out I am. Maybe WE HERE should make up new words (remember ‘refudiate’) to cover our wonderful presidential duo. 😉

  31. 58 toscanaremi
    May 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Not sure yet but I’m hearing that the dess is by Ralph Lauren

    • 59 dotster
      May 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      I would not be surprised about that. The cut is just perfect and classy a la Lauren. I was just thinking about Oprah visiting Ralph Lauren’s ranch recently, featured on one of her final shows. And I know Oprah’s a close friend of Michelle. If Lauren is the designer, maybe it was Oprah’s good word which influenced the selection. Whomever the designer, great work! I like Michelle in more fitted styles, such as this, as opposed to full skirts. She has a fit and healthy shape to show off.

      • 60 sherijr
        May 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

        I’m thinking right about now, every single designer on the globe would love to be dressing First Lady Michelle Obama~ 🙂

  32. May 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking… I hope it is not a Oscar de la Renta because he does not deserve a nod or a model as beautiful as the first lady.

    • 62 UT Austin Liberal
      May 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      I know right?.. He’s been constantly nagging that FLOTUS hasn’t worn enough American designers and her look is too casual. He’s just miffed that she’s not pandering to him like Laura Bush did. He’s also miffed that she has worn clothes from his son’s lines which are more modern and fashion forward.

      • 63 Sue in Minnesota
        May 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        I think de la Renta makes absolutely beautiful clothes, but I don’t think they reflect Michelle in anyway.
        America seems to be addicted to whining! Accentuating the positive would greatly benefit the health of our culture.

        Michelle, our belle….absolutely stunning. These two fit in everywhere, and anywhere, with authenticity and grace.

  33. 64 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY BOTH LOOK….THE BRITS HAVE A HABIT I ADORE….DINING! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

  34. 65 Kels
    May 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Loving this dress! It’s right up there with the white dress she wore.

  35. 66 kelly
    May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    They both look fierce. POTUS looks so fly and FLOTUS is lovely. What I really like is they are dressed to the nines and this is obviously an austere, super high class occasion yet the dork in both of them still comes out. The faces they are making at the media is priceless. I love these two dorks so dang much. I have no idea why media loves to insist that the president is cold and distant, I feel the warmth even from way across the Atlantic.

    I wish they were coming home tomorrow tho.

    • 67 sherijr
      May 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      I love these two dorky beauties too- and know just what you mean- about feeling their warmth all the way across the atlantic.. the media knows the truth, they choose to lie.

      I am very glad Michelle’s mother is able to see all this- her amazing daughter dining with Queens.

      • 68 MeaBloom
        May 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

        YES!!! Mrs. Robinson has too be soooo proud of her daughter. She is an amazing First Lady.
        This is way off topic but I sometimes forget that FLOTUS is a little sister? I don’t know.
        Anywho… This woman is in a class of her own. NO COMPARISON.

        • 69 sherijr
          May 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

          Yep she has her big brother and extended family too.. I imagine they are beaming from ear to ear this week.. but then they’ve probably always been cognizant of her beauty and grace- howe nice it is though to see what you know of your children, what you see in them to be allowed out to shine in greatness for the world to see also.

  36. May 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Elizabeth R has a chic necklace… love those emeralds…..

  37. 71 Fred
    May 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    she is indeed wearing Ralph Lauren and Tom Binns Jewels 😀

    • 72 UT Austin Liberal
      May 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you for that info Fred. I love whenever she wears Tom Binns jewellry and Carol Tenenbaum costume jewellry and brooches.

    • 73 Audrey
      May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Oscar de la Renta the rat must be seething! I love how Mrs Obama shuts up these arrogant loudmouth assholes who think they are the boss of her!
      I love that she picked an iconic American designer but one who has never felt the need to condescendingly instruct or malign her publicly!

      Thank you Mrs Obama for quietly and cooly showing the world what a 21st century modern, smart, all around amazing world class First Lady looks like!

      Rock on Mrs Obama, rock on phenomenal First Lady!

  38. 75 VC prezOfan2
    May 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I find their twin expressions in picture 4 ‘kinda’ funny.

  39. 76 VC prezOfan2
    May 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Actually all their expressions are similar. Wonder what they’re lookig at?

  40. 77 CTGirl
    May 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

  41. 78 rikyrah
    May 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    FLOTUS LOOKS DIVINE AGAIN

    WOW

  42. 79 Claire
    May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Mrs.O is a stunner! Another gorgeous gown. Her make-up is perfect.

    I would love to know what the queen carries in that purse. She always has it, even at the palace.

  43. May 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Those pictures are hilarious. They look gorgeous of course, but their facial expressions are funny. The pic of them smiling and waving is as if they suddenly realized someone is watching. HA AH LOL!

    • 83 Debz
      May 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      That’s what is so wonderful about them, when they are together all they see is each other. They probably don’t think about who’s watching.

  44. 84 anniebella
    May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I like everything about Mrs.Obama. Including the playful mood she and Mr. Obama seem to be in. Must have had a restful night at the Palace last night.

    • 85 dotster
      May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      They hide it well, but I imagine they have to be dog tired. Their schedules have been so jam packed, and can you imagine having to be on camera at all times, being marvelous at every stop, every event, which they have been. But it is so so so exhausting to even think about, and they are pulling it off splendidly. I’m in awe.

  45. 86 AnitaW
    May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Interesting guest list. Tom Hanks has spent the last few days in town at the State dinner, Parliment speech and again tonight. I’m think Tom definetly wants this moment to continue for 5 1/2 more years.

    • May 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      this is me while clicking each link:

      “that one’s my favorite. oh no, no THAT one is my favorite. On second thought THIS, this one’s my favorite. Damn, I forgot about this one, now this is my favorite.” And on and on. ALL Gorgeous!!! I want to see a coffee table book of all her evening outfits. Those HUGE ones that are like the size of a toddler.

      • 90 Theo67
        May 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        Me, too. I’m glad the last one was included – that was the first time we saw how fit her back was, and I think it was the first time she was dressed up after the inauguration. It was a shame that their long-awaited night out in New York was sullied by Republican nonsense, but I’m glad the NY crowds cheered them on.

        I loved all the dresses, and had a hard time picking out my favorite, butI think the red dress was really stunning, and the first sparkly number for their first Governor’s ball was spectacular, plus the shimmering number for their first state dinner (the first picture)… ok – I like them all!

    • 91 Tien Le
      May 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Great list. Was hoping to see that number she wore to the SOTU this year. Got that one?

    • 92 M
      May 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      Fred, I really like that you put together your list of top six looks for FLOTUS and that you shared it with us!

      • 93 M
        May 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm

        Fred, after looking at your top six I will say out of those my favorites were both of the red dresses and that amazing short black dress!

    • 94 pinkbunny
      May 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      My top 2 favorites were were the dress she wore to the State dinner for India and the Alexander McQueen for china.

  46. 95 Carolyn
    May 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Barack Obama and Colin Firth in the same room…….be still my heart!!! I don’t believe I could breathe!

    • 96 AnitaW
      May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      I know, right. I thought he would always be Mr. Darcy to me, but he was pretty excellent in the King’s Speech.

  47. 97 zizi
    May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    speechless!!!!! Oh my. Tears. sniffle. Joy. swoon.

  48. 99 Sonjia Duncan
    May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Breathtaking!!

  49. 100 Elle
    May 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I love how the President’s and the First Lady’s facial expressions mirror each other in many of these photos. A true sign of how strong their bond is. God bless them both!

  50. May 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    President Obama and the First Lady are absolutely stunning!!!!!!

    As a citizen of this world I am so proud of them both.

  51. 102 AnitaW
    May 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I wonder what the four of them are laughing about in the 18th picture. I’m sure the cameras must drive them crazy. Trip is almost over. I think FLOTUS comes home tomorrow and POTUS goes to France or Poland. Safe travels for them and the Admin folks.

  52. 103 anniebella
    May 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    That is what I was getting read to ask, will the First Lady be going to France with the President? But I guess you answer that question AnitaW. I guess she doesn’t want to stay away from the girls much longer. May the Lord watch over them and keep them safe on their travel.

  53. 104 Carolyn
    May 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I just read Chipstick’s schedule…FLOTUS goes to France, and goes home after tomorrow. I bet she misses those precious girls! Like someone else said…I have never seen so many smiles on the Duke of Edinburgh…..These two delightful people have a wonderful effect on others.

    • 105 AnitaW
      May 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Just saw the schedule above saying she was going to France. I thought earlier it was said she wasn’t. Oh well, it will be great to see her in France again with the chatty Ms. Bruni.

  54. 106 M
    May 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I just realized Queen Elizabeth dies NOT have on a hat. This is unlike her…..right? Tell me if I am mistaken.

  55. 107 anniebella
    May 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You’re right she doesn’t have her hat. How about that. Now the President and First Lady must invite the Queen to the White House. That would be nice.

    • 108 M
      May 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Anniebella, Seeing Queen Elizabeth here without a hat on here made me think maybe she heard about some in the media complaining that Michelle didn’t wear a hat yesterday. Maybe this is Queen Elizabeth’s way of getting the media fools to stop the nonsense talk about Michelle not wearing a hat. I’d like it if that were the case anyway. The Queen looks really pretty without a hat.

      • 109 Oxfarm
        May 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

        Hats are daytime wear. Evenings are just hair or hair with tiara.

        • 110 m
          May 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

          Oh, why thank you oxfarm for the info. I was hoping someone would fill me in if I was wrong about hat etiquette. Well, I guess Queen Elizabeth skipped the tiara anyway last night! 😉 The queen must always have to have her hair styled to be ready for either a hat or a tiara at any moment! 😉

        • 111 anniebella
          May 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm

          Can you imagine how some of these jackass media folks were trying to make a big deal out of Michelle not wearing a hat when she and Barack met the Queen Tuesday morning. A CBSNEWS poll where it asked if Michelle should have worn a hat? I email them and told them exactly what I thought of their stupid poll.

  56. 112 DreamChaser57
    May 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Did anyone notice in the video that the Queen climbed over and exited the car? How funny? I thought it only appropriate that someone would walk around and open her door? LOL……………….. The Queen is aging quite gracefully I might add, she was able to hop over without a problem.

    The car also seemed to be moving pretty fast. Like it was rented and the driver had to pick up someone else….how entertaining

  57. 114 Walking on Sunshine
    May 26, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I just noticed JK Rowling was there! How lovely.

  58. 115 Oxfarm
    May 26, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Gotta say, the brakes squeaking was kinda charming, too.

  59. 116 Jessica
    May 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    In the last picture the President and Queen are touching hands. How scandalous! LOL

  60. 117 anniebella
    May 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I look at those pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS and see how they are just acting like kids having fun. Not taking things so seriously, but enjoying themselves, enjoying one another, they are making faces, looking at each other smiling, they are just so special. And they indeed made this American so darn proud.

  61. 118 blondegrrl
    May 27, 2011 at 12:31 am

    May I just say that I think the Queen has looked lovely in her two formal dresses – she does look like she is enjoying herself as well. But what is with the handbag all the time? Her dresser/attendant really ought to tell her to “bag” the bag. It dates her. Hope that is not considered snark or nastiness on my part.


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